Wyoming Informed Consent Requirements (SF 88)
This law was last updated on Nov 9, 2015
SF 88 would require physicians to obtain a signed acknowledgement as specified when obtaining a pregnant woman’s consent to an abortion.
At least 24 hours before an abortion is performed, a physician would be required to inform the woman, orally and in person, the following:
- The name of the physical performing the abortion;
- The abortion method to be used;
- The medications that would be administered and potential side effects;
- The immediate and long-term medical risks associated with the proposed abortion;
- Alternatives to abortion;
- Ultrasonic evidence (offered to the woman for viewing) of the probable gestational age and viability of the unborn fetus;
- Necessary follow-up care;
- Common medical risks associated with carrying the unborn child to full term; and
- Any other information commonly provided.
Prior to the abortion, the pregnant woman would need to sign a certification stating she received the notices and information, and was offered the chance to view the ultrasound and listen to the heartbeat, if audible.
The performing physician would need to receive a copy of the signed certification and retain the documents in the woman’s medical record.
If a medical emergency exists, the requirements may not apply.